Moratorium begins Aug. 1 for new grower, dispensary and processor license applications – Shawnee News-Star – Shawnee News-Star

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The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) will stop processing applications for new grower, dispensary and processor licenses for up to two years after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 3208 on Thursday. The moratorium begins Aug. 1.

The moratorium begins Aug. 1. Current grower, dispensary and processor licenses are not included.

“All of our current grower, dispensary and processor licensees who stay in compliance with our rules should know HB 3208 doesn’t change anything for them – owners of current licenses will still be able to apply for renewal when it’s time,” said OMMA Executive Director Adria Berry. “OMMA stands ready to implement HB 3208 by incorporating it into our rules during the rulemaking process, fulfilling the regulatory duties entrusted in us by Gov. Stitt, the Legislature and every Oklahoman.”

Moratorium Details

OMMA will accept new grower, dispensary and processor applications through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 1.

The moratorium ends Aug. 1, 2024, or earlier if the Executive Director determines all pending license reviews, inspections or investigations are complete.

HB 3208 itself takes effect July 1. OMMA will incorporate the legislation into new emergency rules that will take effect before the moratorium begins. Find more information about the rulemaking process

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